My honest answer is that depends on what you mean by healthy. Scones are so wonderful and satisfying, that eating one (or more) with a cup of tea is soul-satisfying, and that's healthy for your well being.
But, there is this little thing about all that sugar, and butter, and well, I won't dwell on it if you won't.
There is a heart-healthy alternative though. One you can indulge in without any guilt at all.
For Christmas morning, my daughter baked us some absolutely lovely and delicious gingerbread scones.
I was still sleeping while she did this baking, so alas, I have no photos of the baking in progress.
I do have the end result.
The recipe came from this beautiful blog - Salted Plains - Gingerbread Scones with Cranberries
The recipe might sound intimidating with the long list of ingredients, but it was absolutely worth it.
I love the mix of flours - rice, almond, sorghum - and the spices were divine - ginger, cinnamon, cloves. Dried cranberries gave a nice burst of tart flavor, but the scones were richly flavorful on their own. We didn't add the drizzle, but I'm sure it would have been a nice sweet touch.
The Salted Plains scones look gorgeous. Our photography isn't as great - we were too busy eating.
So, if you're looking for a healthy way to indulge - this is a great recipe to try.
PS - they froze very well. I still have a couple left and I'm parsing them out. They taste really good with cream cheese on them!
|This pretty tea cup was a present from Seekerville many years ago.|
Followup from last week - the black-eyed peas Shepherd's Pie was delicious!
It tasted even better the next day with some grated cheddar on top!!!